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Otis Edgar Clymer

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biography

Otis Clymer played six seasons in the major leagues and was also with the Minneapolis Millers for six years.

He and Roy Zimmerman are the only major leaguers born in Pine Grove, PA.

Clymer played at Buffalo in 1904 before coming to the majors in 1905, where he was a regular in the 1905 Pirates outfield which also consisted of Fred Clarke, Ginger Beaumont and outfielder / third baseman Tommy Leach.

He was purchased in mid-1907 by the Washington Senators and played for them from 1907-09. He did not hit well in 1909 and played part of the season with Minneapolis, where he would play from 1909-14, reaching a peak batting average of .342 in 1911. In 1913 he came back for part of the season to play in the majors again.

Clymer played mostly in the outfield but the 1908 Senators also used him in 13 games at second base and two games at third base.

[edit] Birth and Death

Otis Clymer was born in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, located north-northeast of the state capital of Harrisburg.

The former Minneapolis Miller standout center fielder died tragically by driving his automobile off the 7th Avenue viaduct in St. Paul and falling 70 feet to his death.

He is buried at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, Wisconsin.

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